Belgium has 665,223 covid cases with 17,041 deaths. Belgium has 3 million fewer people than Ontario. Ontario has 222,023 cases and just over 5,000 deaths.
Some of the current measures in Belgium according to their federal web site:
- Physical distancing is 1.5 meters (5 feet. not 6 feet?). It must be that extra foot that is keeping Belgium’s numbers so much higher than Ontario.
- Businesses are open with limitations on number of people
- wearing masks indoors is required for anyone over the age of 13
- stores close at 10 p.m.
- take away food vendors – open to 10 p.m.
- dog groomers may remain open until 10 p.m.
- dog training centres are open
- swimming pools – open
- churches are open – up to 15 people
It doesn’t sound like Belgium has completely lost all reason. Ontario, however, has entered the zone of mass hysteria.
I was checking the death rates per 1,000 people in Belgium from 1950 to 2020. In 1950, the number was 12.38 deaths per thousand population. In 1960 it was 12.03. In 1970, it was 12.33. In 1980, it was 11.69. In 1990 it was 10.75 In 2000, it was 10.29. In 2010, it was 9.81 and in 2020 it was 9.78 per thousand. Hmmm. 2020 is 9.78 and 2010 is 9.81? It went down, not UP due to covid? The year 2019 (PRE-COVID) had more deaths than 2020.
The trend of lowered numbers of deaths goes right into 2028 at 9.77 deaths per 1,000.
The website, Macrotrends, gets its information from the UN – World Population Prospects. They have projections right into 2100. For 2021, they are forecasting a further decrease to 9.78 deaths per thousand. Wait a minute. Isn’t there a pandemic and we have taken extreme measures all over the world to save lives, all sorts of unnecessary deaths? Why is the UN showing decreasing numbers for 2020 and 2021?
In 1950, Canada’s rate was 8.8 per thousand. In 2019, it was 7.75. It went up in 2020 to 7.83 and is projected at 7.85 for 2021. Did Canada lock down in 1950. Did Belgium?
The government and media narrative does not match the statistics provided by the UN.